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Answered 2012-10-17 14:37:32

Red yeast rice has not yet been approved by the FDA, so it has not been fully tested yet to determine all the side effects possible. However, some side effects that have been reported are stomach discomfort, heartburn, intestinal gas, and dizziness. More serious side effects reported were liver damage, severe muscle pain and muscle damage.

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